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March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016

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NCAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  • The tiny Spanish island of Gran Canaria is home to a tour operator that handles college basketball teams' off-season trips—and to an academy that DEVELOPS PROSPECTS. Is there a link between booking tours and landing recruits?

NBA
  • Distant and accessible to only a few, the game's most dominant defender and underrated superstar desperately cultivates greatness, if not an image. He also is giving a second wind to the Spurs' dynasty, the best bet to unseat the Warriors

Patrick Kane
  • On the ice, it all comes so easily for Patrick Kane. Life off it is more complicated, whether he's behaving immaturely—or worse—or navigating a hometown that bred him to be the best but can also bring out his worst

Departments

HOT | NOT

HOT: Lovie Smith

This is an article from the March 14, 2016 issue

He'll be the next coach at Illinois. His Bears teams would have done fine in the Big Ten.

NOT: Bo Ryan

He had an affair with his massage therapist. He's a hero in Wisconsin, but this will rub some people the wrong way.

PHOTODILIP VISHWANAT/GETTY IMAGES (SMITH)PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RYAN)